By Nikki Gusse
After more than 150 years, William Peace University has not only changed its name but also added a strange, new company to its campus.
The former all-women’s school is now accompanied by men, and they seem to be fitting right in.
“I love it here, and I can’t wait to play basketball,” said WPU freshman, Quinton Howard.
However, with change comes both positive and negative perspectives. Not all of the WPU male students have felt as well adjusted.
“At first it was uncomfortable,” said WPU transfer student, Jerry Sherron. After attending Wake Tech and North Carolina State University, Sherron decided to transfer to WPU with the intention of studying the university’s new Game Design and Simulation program.
“After attending Wake Tech and NC State, I was use to a strictly academic environment, come in, do your work, and leave,” said Sherron.
“At William Peace it’s a get-to-know-you environment, but everyone’s very nice so I’m getting use to it”.
It’s true that some have not been eager in welcoming the male newcomers, but in the midst of it all it is an adjustment everyone is
“It’s small but I think that’s what I like about this school, someone always has your back,” said Howard.
Only a month into school and it seems these male students are already catching on to the “Peace College” way of life. While students and faculty work together to fine-tune everything, a new type of family is forming at William Peace University.